Freeman

March 1992

Volume 42, 1992

FEATURES

On Innovation

MARCH 01, 1992 by WALTER E. WILLIAMS

Nothing in theory prevents government from being innovative. But the battle is harder and the rewards are smaller.

The Shoemaker of Los Barios

MARCH 01, 1992 by JOHN STULL

Internees' self-government kept them from falling into complete helplessness, total despair, or unthinkable barbarity.

What Does Affirmative Action Affirm?

MARCH 01, 1992 by WENDY MCELROY

"Discrimination in pursuit of equal treatment" seems to violate our common sense.

The Gender Gap

MARCH 01, 1992 by DWIGHT R. LEE, CYNTHIA D. LEE

Women, as individuals, are far too diverse and independent to ever be pigeonholed politically, and expected to perform at the demand of a united sisterhood.

Why Socialism Causes Pollution

MARCH 01, 1992 by THOMAS J. DILORENZO

The Soviet Union, like all socialist countries, suffered from a massive "tragedy of the commons."

Why Perestroika Failed

MARCH 01, 1992 by PETER BOETTKE

As a program of economic restructuring, perestroika must be judged as an utter failure.

Czechoslovakia on the Hudson

MARCH 01, 1992 by ROBERT ZIMMERMAN

Why did Prague look like the East Village, with street vendors and boarded-up storefronts?

A Species Worth Preserving

MARCH 01, 1992 by JOHN KELL

Conservationists are turning to private funding to protect the environment.

Sports: The Great American Surrogate

MARCH 01, 1992 by DONALD SMITH

What government has taken away, the Yankees, Bears, and Lakers have put back.

Galileo's Revenge: Junk Science in the Courtroom

MARCH 01, 1992 by DOUG BANDOW

Not only is there no evidence that litigation has helped control accidents in anything but the most obvious cases, but junk science itself may be dangerous.

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